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Elgin Regiment – Battle Dress tunic

Original WW2 Elgin Regiment – 1st Corps battle dress tunic with rank for a Corporal. This BD jacket is original period badged. All insignia are embroidered. Maker marked and dated 1945, size 7. Hard to find original Elgin Regiment battle dress. 

25th Armoured Delivery Regiment (The Elgin Regiment)
In 1943, they were re-tasked again as the 25th Canadian Tank Delivery Regiment, and then in March 1944, the Regiment was re-designated 25th Armoured Delivery Regiment (The Elgin Regiment). They were an Army level unit as in the British system whereby a crack unit is tasked to serve all the other units utilizing their skills and with the knowledge of the bigger picture of the vital role of the armoured field regiments. Under this system, tanks were retrieved and then forwarded back to the front lines in good to go condition. This was a role they would continue until the end of the war. Despite the long designation, the soldiers were always known by their contemporaries as the “Elgins.” The nature of their tasking resulted in a complicated distribution of their resources. Front and rear squadrons were required to deal with the distances involved in servicing and replacing equipment along the fronts in Italy and Northwest Europe.

The little known Kangaroo Regiment was designated for administrative purposes to come under the Elgin Regiment. The first modern armoured personnel carrier was invented by this branch and named after the wife of a member of the Elgins.

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Weight 2000 g

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